Found 11 collections related to African American businesspeople

Osborne, Estelle Massey, 1901-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 158
Correspondence relating to Osborn's activities with the National League for Nursing. Also, report entitled "Brief Statement of the National Picture of Health" by Osborne and an article she wrote on black insurance companies.
Thomas, Rudolph J., 1904-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 425
0.71 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection of newspaper clippings, programs, and some correspondence documenting Rudolph J. Thomas' career (1920-1965) at the Harlem Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association at 135th Street in New York City. Also included are certificates,... more
Metcalf, George R., 1914-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 150
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Rich Metcalf (born Feb. 5, 1914 in Auburn) was a white American N.Y. State Senator; president of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; an activist; businessman; journalist; author; and philanthropist. In 1948, he became... more
Bricktop, 1894-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 247
7 linear feet
Internationally known cabaret personality Bricktop, was born Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith in Alderson, West Virginia in 1894. Nicknamed "Bricktop" for her red hair, she began her career as an entertainer at the age of 16,... more
Toppin, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1884-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 459
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Henry A. Toppin (1884-1965), born in Barbados, immigrated to the U.S. in 1906. He became a licensed undertaker and established a funeral parlor in Harlem in 1934; his son, Alvin, joined the firm sometime later. Toppin was active in political and... more
M. Smith (New York, N.Y.)
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Morgan and Marvin Smith Collection
<2387> items (4.4 cubic ft., 20 boxes). <1032> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. <712> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. <26> photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 36 x 29 cm. and smaller. <1> photographic print : col ; 26 x 21 cm. <575> negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller. <41> transparencies : col ; 18 x 13 cm. and smaller
The collection primarily documents people, places and events in Harlem from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s. The collection consists of studio and candid portraits of mainly African American personalities, Harlem residents, and fashion models;... more
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Occupations
993 items (2.3 cubic ft., 13 boxes). 21 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 36 x 26 cm. and smaller. 781 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 75 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 18 x 26 cm. and smaller. 86 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 13 x 18 cm. and smaller. 21 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 36 x 26 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic prints : col ; 26 x 21 cm. 2 postcards : col ; 14 x 9 cm. 4 commemorative prints : col ; 10 x 17 cm
Collection depicts African Americans engaged in a variety of occupations and date from the 1900s to the 1990s with the bulk of the images being from the 1930s to the 1950s. Images capture blue-collar and white-collar workers performing their... more
Bancroft Library. Oral History Center
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 294
2.0 linear feet (12 volumes)
These oral history interviews form part of the Negro Political History series of the Earl Warren Era Project completed by the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The interviews were conducted with... more
Butler, William H. (William Henson), 1903-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 225
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
"Billy" Butler was a musical arranger, conductor, violinist, and travel editor of the Pittsburgh Courier. A graduate of Chicago Musical College, Butler worked with J. Rosamond Johnson, Eubie Blake, and other prominent... more
Bledsoe, Jules, 1898-1943
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 255
1.17 linear feet (4 boxes)
Singer and actor Jules Bledsoe created the role of Jo and the interpretation of the song "Old Man River" in the original production of Show Boat (1927). This collection consists of correspondence, contracts, musical... more
Bricktop, 1894-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division | Sc MIRS Smith 1985-65
54 audio_recordings
Performer and club owner Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith (August 14, 1894 - February 1, 1984) was known as "Bricktop" for her red hair. The collection consists of fifty-four audio recordings, dating from approximately 1930 to 1979.